Weeks, Sinclair, 1893-1972

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Birth 1893-06-15
Death 1972-02-07

Biographical notes:

Government executive.

From the description of Reminiscences of Sinclair Weeks : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527294

Weeks was born in West Newton, Mass., the son of John Wingate Weeks. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1914. From 1914 to 1923 he was with the First National Bank of Boston. In 1923 he joined the firm of Reed & Barton, silversmiths, of Taunton, Mass. In 1929 he became a Director of the United-Carr Fastener Corporation; he later became chairman of the board of the company. He was also a Limited Partner in the firm, Hornblower & Weeks, Hemphill, Noyes, from 1964 until his death in 1972.

Weeks became an Alderman of Newton, Mass. in 1923; in 1930 he became Mayor. He served as Treasurer of the Republican National Committee from 1941 to 1944. In 1949 he became Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Republican National Committee. He was elected a U.S. Senator from Mass. in 1944. He was elected a U.S. Senator from Mass. in 1944. He was Secretary of Commerce in President Eisenhower's cabinet from 1953 to 1958. In 1959 he became a member of the Business Advisory Council of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1972. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237352377


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